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Retro RFH Presidential Spirit of ’76

Well, with Presidents Day kicking off the week, it seemed only appropriate to continue in that theme with retro RFH photos. We’ve been talking RFH class presidents.

Why not? If the day fits … And, lest we forget that back in the 1970s, there was a bicentennial for the U.S.A. going on. And there was much making of the year in the theme of RFH festivities and the yearbook.

The RFH Class of ’76, in fact, reprised its own ode to our first president, George Washington, with a mock crossing of, shall we say, McCarter Pond?

While the intent of Presidents Day was originally to commemorate the birthday of the first U.S. president, George Washington, it ended up being moved from Washington’s birthday of Feb. 22 to the third Monday of February as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1971.

The purpose for that was twofold: to create a three-day weekend for federal and state employees (and sometimes municipal and private sector employees) and to celebrate all presidents.

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Retro RFH Class President’s Play

Speaking of presidents and their day, week, year or moment … There’s nothing quite as high school class presidential as a pack leader inspiring some hijinks. And here he is … RFH Class of ’78 President Greg Nowell.

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Retro RFH Presidents’ Day

Call it an RFH Presidents Day tribute. There have been many — high school class presidents. And each RFH class has had its way of voting for and honoring its presidents.

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Retro RFH Snow Daze Drive

It may or may not have been a snapshot of the infamous Blizzard of ’78, but there was not an SUV in sight, that’s for sure. Yes, those slick sedans slipped and slid their way right to school. Or not. There was a lot more fearlessness of the white stuff. That was the RFH golden rule of the era.

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Retro RFH Boys Basketball Courting

A twirly halftime show on the RFH Basketball court was the feature of one of last week’s Retro Pics of the Day. It was all about the twirl and the traditional celebration of the game with that show of support and skilled entertainment half way through. But then there were those guys they were championing.

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Retro RFH Twirly Halftime Show Directors

The usual chatter about the Super Bowl halftime is incessant. And much like the seemingly nonstop beat, beat, beat of the music, those memories of the steady ol’ high school marching band rhythm drone on in the minds of retro thinkers. So, we march to the beat and remember those RFH halftime shows of yesteryear. The memories are all about the high school band and a timeless show that hasn’t seen its football field stage or basketball court in decades.

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Christina Gauss: RFH Educator of the Year

“(Christina) Gauss embodies everything that RFH stands for: she empowers her students to explore their passions, she inspires them to thrive, increases their knowledge, confidence, creativity, and compassion and truly seeks to foster global citizenship each and every day. She is an educator that others should seek to emulate in all aspects; and Rumson Fair Haven is proud to formally honor her achievements!”

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That is the sentiment echoed throughout the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) community and it’s the reason why Spanish teacher, advisor, mentor and community member, Christina Gauss, has been named RFH Educator of the Year for 2020.  

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RFH Students Take a Dive into Genetic Mysteries with ‘Project Terrapin’

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When it comes to genetic studies, the Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School Science Department is challenging students to step away from the books and literally test the waters.  

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RFH Students Get Immersed in Spanish, Chinese Cultures Abroad

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Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) World Language students took trips overseas to Spain and China, where they extended their education beyond the walls of the classroom. They put their experiences all together in a presentation at the latest Board of Education meeting on Dec. 10.

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RFH Students Get Taste of COP25 Environmental Activism

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Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) students and staff did their part in raising awareness with a week of environmental-centric activities designed to coincide with this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25).

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